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Tuesday, June 16th. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St Matthew 5:43-48.


Tuesday of the Eleventh week in Ordinary Time

16 June 2015

 “I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you”

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 5:43-48. 

Jesus said to his disciples: “You have heard that it was said, You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.
But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you,
that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust.
For if you love those who love you, what recompense will you have? Do not the tax collectors do the same?
And if you greet your brothers only, what is unusual about that? Do not the pagans do the same?
So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

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Tuesday of the Eleventh week in Ordinary Time

16 June 2015

Commentary of the day

 Isaac the Syrian

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 Isaac the Syrian (7th century), monk near Mosul
Ascetical discourses, 1st. series, no.60

“He makes his sun rise on the bad and the good”

Proclaim the goodness of God. For even while you are unworthy, he guides you; and when you owe him everything, he asks for nothing back; and in return for the little things you do for him, he repays you with great things. Therefore do not simply call God “just” since it is not with regard to what you yourself do that he reveals his justice. If David calls him just and right (Ps 33[32],5), his Son has revealed to us that he is yet more kind and gentle: “He is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked,” (Lk 6,35).

How can you possibly remain at the level of God’s simple justice when you read the chapter about the workmen’s wages? “My friend, I am not cheating you. I wish to give this last one the same as you. Are you envious because I am generous?” (Mt 20,13-15). How can one say no more than that God is just when one reads the chapter about the prodigal son who squandered his father’s wealth in a life of dissipation and how, at the merest sign of compunction shown by him, his father ran to him, threw his arms round him and granted him full rights over all his wealth? (cf Lk 15,11ff.). It was not some other who told us all this about God, causing us to have doubts about it. It is his Son in person; he himself gave this testimony concerning God. So where is God’s justice to be found? Is it not in this: “while we were still sinners, Christ died for us,” (Rom 5,8)? If God reveals himself to be compassionate here below then let us believe that he will be so for all eternity.

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Tuesday of the Eleventh week in Ordinary Time

16 June 2015

Saint of the day

St. John Francis Regis, Priest (1597-1640)

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SAINT JOHN FRANCIS REGIS
Priest
(1597-1640)

        St. John Francis Regis was born in Languedoc, in 1597. From his tenderest years he showed evidences of uncommon sanctity by his innocence of life, modesty, and love of prayer.

        At the age of eighteen he entered the Society of Jesus. As soon as his studies were over, he gave himself entirely to the salvation of souls.

        The winter he spent in country missions, principally in mountainous districts; and in spite of the rigor of the weather and the ignorance and roughness of the inhabitants, he labored with such success that he gained innumerable souls to God both from heresy and from a bad life.

    The summer he gave to the towns. There his time was taken up in visiting hospitals and prisons, in preaching and instructing, and in assisting all who in any way stood in need of his services. In his works of mercy God often helped him by miracles.

        In November, 1637, the Saint set out for his second mission at Marthes. His road lay across valleys filled with snow and over mountains frozen and precipitous. In climbing one of the highest, a bush to which he was clinging gave way, and he broke his leg in the fall. By the help of his companion he accomplished the remaining six miles, and then, instead of seeing a surgeon, insisted on being taken straight to the confessional. There, after several hours, the curate of the parish found him still seated, and when his leg was examined the fracture was found to be miraculously healed.

  He was so inflamed with the love of God that he seemed to breathe, think, speak of that alone, and he offered up the Holy Sacrifice with such attention and fervor that those who assisted at it could not but feel something of the fire with which he burned.

        After twelve years of unceasing labor, he rendered his pure and innocent soul to his Creator, at the age of forty-four.

Lives of the Saints, by Alban Butler, Benziger Bros. ed. [1894]

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